Sunday, July 27, 2008

Getting Married

Last June, my big-cats got married up at Whistler. I was invited but didn't go because I don't like car rides.

During the reception, Gary (the big-cat's brother-in-law) performed a song about how the big-cats met; which I am sharing with you now.

If you are interested in booking Gary for your special event, you can contact him via my blog...I get my 20% commission paid in Fancy Feasts.

PS Sorry the video is paws don't always hit the right keys.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Strange looking car

The big-cats were out on their bikes last weekend and went for some nourishment at a pub near the south terminal of the airport.

While they were sitting on the patio, they saw a very strange car drive up to the edge of the river, attach itself to an airplane, and then it pulled the airplane up a ramp and across the road.

I heard that gas prices are high, but this car seems to be too compact for my tastes.

PS Click on the photo to make it bigger.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Le Tour de France

I'm a cat, and I can't ride a bike but I've been facinated by Le Tour de France ever since I was a little kitten.

On Wenesday, July 23rd, the 17th stage of this year’s Tour de France will be 218km long, with 3 mammoth mountain climbs; including the final climb of the day going up Alpe D’Huez.

The climb up Alpe d'Huez is 14 km long at an average gradient of 8.1% with 21 hairpin bends (see picture on the left) each marked with a panel honouring the winner of a stage that has finished on Alpe D'Huez . The total vertical climb is over 1,100 metres and on Wednesday, this climb will start after the riders have already ridden 204 km that day; including having climbed over the peaks of the Col de Galibier (2,645 meters high) and the Col de le Croix de Fer (2,067 meters high).

As the most legendary climb in recent Tour history, Alpe D’Huez has been the scene of chaotic crowds in the past 10 years. In 1999 Giuseppe Guerini won the stage despite being knocked off his bike by an over-enthusiastic spectator who stepped into his path to take a photograph .

The 2004 Tour de France route featured an individual time trial up Alpe d'Huez, which became a chaotic scene crowded with nearly a million fans (see picture below). Lance Armstrong won the stage despite having received death threats earlier that day and having an armed bodyguard riding in the car behind him. Armstrong’s time that day was only 1 second slower than the official record set in 1997 by the late Marco Pantani of 37 minutes, 35 seconds (roughly 23 km/hr).

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Wake Up

Some mornings I want to get up but the big-cats do not want to wake up. This video demonstrates some of the things that I have to resort to in order to get fed in the mornings.

I have not had to resort to the last step (yet).

Friday, July 18, 2008


I live in a very pretty area of Vancouver called Steveston; in the southwest corner of Richmond.

Last night, the big-cats were out and came home with a picture of the sunset over the end of the Fraser River.

This (almost) makes me wish that I went for walks along the dyke with the big-cats.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Exercise for cats

My friend (and frequent comment-leaver) Mika just sent this video to the Middle-Cat. I wanted to share it with all my blog-readers out there.

My favorite part is the smaller cat using only his front legs.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Middle-Cat

I'm going to let you into a small bit of a cat's mind; we don't believe there is any difference between us and what you call humans. To cats, humans are just bigger cats.

When I was born, I allowed myself to be adopted by a nice bigger cat called Chris. I decided that he needed a cat name and so I called him the Big-Cat.

A couple years ago, the Big-Cat met someone with the human name of Josie. Since I already owned a big-cat, I decided to call her the Middle-Cat.

The Middle Cat and I did not get along at first (I like to be distant when meeting someone new and make them work for my affection).

Over the years, she has worked hard to get me to like her and as you can see, she has learned to pick me up and carry me around our new house.

The Middle-Cat is almost tied for first place in my heart; and if the Big-Cat cuts my claws one more time, his stock will fall and the Middle-Cat will be #1.

Friday, July 11, 2008

It's summer, and thoughts turn to hockey?

It's been 10 days since NHL unrestricted free agents could sign with new teams. During that period, GMs have committed over $100-million to about 30 players. That's a lot of cash.

Numbers like that bring two things to my mind:

1) At 79-cents per unit, that would buy a lot of Fancy Feasts!

2) The Toronto Maple Leafs will still suck.

Sushi: to eat or not to eat.

I like Sushi but I love Sashimi.

I prefer Tuna but will accept Salmon.

I like a little bit of wasabi but I don't like pickled ginger.

I don't mind the rice but I'd rather have more fish instead.

And keep the Soya Sauce away from me...I always seem to get some on my cat-suit.

Fish are food, not friends (other than Stampy).

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Dogs, what are they good for?

I'm not much of a dog fan...not because of the inherent conflict between cats and dogs; but rather because in my humble opinion, dogs aren't as smart as cats.

My proof? I captured the diary of a dog from the neighborhood...and the contents prove my point:

8:00 am - Dog food! My favourite thing!
9:30 am - A car ride! My favourite thing!
9:40 am - A walk in the park! My favourite thing!
10:30 am - Got rubbed and petted! My favourite thing!
12:00 pm - Lunch! My favourite thing!
1:00 pm - Played in the yard! My favourite thing!
3:00 pm - Wagged my tail! My favourite thing!

5:00 pm - Milk bones! My favourite thing!
7:00 pm - Got to play ball! My favourite thing!
8:00 pm - Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favourite thing!
11:00 pm - Sleeping on the bed! My favourite thing!

These comments remind me of the story of a goldfish swimming in circles around in its bowl...every 5 seconds you could hear it exclaim, "Oh, look, a castle!".... "Oh, look, a castle!"...."Oh, look, a castle!"

Dogs and goldfish...simple creatures; but at least goldfish won't wear Halloween costumes.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Gym

I'm not a gym-cat but occasionally I do like to work out naturally by chasing birdies or moths.

I like to think that Mother Nature should not be monkeyed with by using unnatural chemicals; unlike this guy (Gregg Valentino).

I don't think he is a cat-person.